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Maria Rhodora Ancheta, Ph.D.


American literature, humor studies, everyday life, domestic literature, place studies, body studies



Selected publications:
“Flippin’: Contemporary Filipino-American Stand-up Comedy and Abjection as Tactic of In/exclusion” Asiatic Special Issue Voices From The Centre To The Peripheries Vol. 16 No. 1 (June 2022): 23-40.

“A Convergence of Filipino Worlds: An Onomastic Reading of Edgar Calabia Samar’s Janus Silang Novels” Southeast Asian Review of English (SARE) Worldbuilding and the Asian Imagination issue. 58. 1 (2021): 64-87. (published July 2021)

“Flogging Freakery: Manix Abrera’s Kikomachine and Humor and Everyday Life in Philippine Youth Culture” Humanities Diliman Journal 17. 2 (July-December 2020), 44-81.

“Poverty as Disembodiment: The Enfreakment of Animalized Philippine Bodies in Malou Jacob’s “Juan Tamban” and Nick Pichay’s “Babaeng Tilapia, Natagpuan sa Coastal Road” Philippine Humanities Review 19.2 (2017): 31-61. (published July 2019)

“Comic Geographies: Humor and the Transgressive Configuration of Asian Communities in Lat’s Kampung Boy” Journal of English Studies and Comparative Literature. 17 (2018), 78-102. (Published July 2019).

“The Rise of the Naughties: Humor in Katy de la Cruz’s ‘bodabil’ songs” in Philippine Modernities: Music, Performing Arts, and Language, 1880-1941. Jose S. Buenconsejo, ed. Quezon City, Philippines: U of the Philippines P, 2018, 331-360.

Halakhak: National Humor in Philippine Popular Cultural Forms. Quezon City, Philippines: U of the Philippines P, 2017. ( shortlisted for the 2018 National Book Award for Best Literary Criticism)

“Imagined Homelands: Fractured Domesticities as Disparate Histories in Jhumpa Lahiri’s Unaccustomed Earth” Thoughts (Chulalongkorn University) 1: 2017, 37-58.

“In Stitches: Con/Refiguring the Language of Wit and Humor in Contemporary Filipino Poetry in English”, Asiatic-IIUM Journal, December 2015: 74-88.

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